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The Resource The phantom heroine : ghosts and gender in seventeenth-century Chinese literature, Judith T. Zeitlin

The phantom heroine : ghosts and gender in seventeenth-century Chinese literature, Judith T. Zeitlin

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The phantom heroine : ghosts and gender in seventeenth-century Chinese literature
Title
The phantom heroine
Title remainder
ghosts and gender in seventeenth-century Chinese literature
Statement of responsibility
Judith T. Zeitlin
Title variation
Ghosts and gender in seventeenth-century Chinese literature
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The "phantom heroine"--In particular the fantasy of her resurrection through sex with a living man--is one of the most striking features of traditional Chinese literature. Even today the hypersexual female ghost continues to be a source of fascination in East Asian media, much like the sexually predatory vampire in American and European movies, TV, and novels. But while vampires can be of either gender, erotic Chinese ghosts are almost exclusively female. The significance of this gender asymmetry in Chinese literary history is the subject of Judith Zeitlin's elegantly written and meticulously researched new book. Zeitlin's study centers on the seventeenth century, one of the most interesting and creative periods of Chinese literature and politically one of the most traumatic, witnessing the overthrow of the Ming, the Manchu conquest, and the subsequent founding of the Qing. Drawing on fiction, drama, poetry, medical cases, and visual culture, the author departs from more traditional literary studies, which tend to focus on a single genre or author. Ranging widely across disciplines, she integrates detailed analyses of great literary works with insights drawn from the history of medicine, art history, comparative literature, anthropology, religion, and performance studies. The Phantom Heroine probes the complex literary and cultural roots of the Chinese ghost tradition. Zeitlin is the first to address its most remarkable feature: the phenomenon of verse attributed to phantom writers--that is, authors actually reputed to be spirits of the deceased. She also makes the case for the importance of lyric poetry in developing a ghostly aesthetics and image code. Most strikingly, Zeitlin shows that the representation of female ghosts, far from being a marginal preoccupation, expresses cultural concerns of central importance
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zeitlin, Judith T.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese literature
  • Chinese literature
  • Ghosts in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Chinese literature
  • Chinese literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Ghosts in literature
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
Label
The phantom heroine : ghosts and gender in seventeenth-century Chinese literature, Judith T. Zeitlin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on citations and abbreviations -- Selected dynasties and periods -- Epigraphs -- The ghost's body -- The ghost's voice -- Ghosts and historical time -- Ghosts and theatricality -- Appendix: Selected list of major translated book and film titles -- Glossary
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ocn256792191
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824864934
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tr6f
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256792191
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The phantom heroine : ghosts and gender in seventeenth-century Chinese literature, Judith T. Zeitlin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Note on citations and abbreviations -- Selected dynasties and periods -- Epigraphs -- The ghost's body -- The ghost's voice -- Ghosts and historical time -- Ghosts and theatricality -- Appendix: Selected list of major translated book and film titles -- Glossary
Control code
ocn256792191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824864934
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tr6f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256792191
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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